Nothing to do with film cameras…


Butterfly on Aster

Today’s comment from me has nothing to do with cameras or film!

I may have commented on the subject before, but recently I read somewhere that if the happenings in that economic powerhouse that is China, are anything to go by, we may well meet the end of the earth and its living things, not by nuclear explosions, but by the disappearance of bees.

Wholesale usage of pesticides in China has now shown the true cost…all of the bee colonies in the Sichuan area have been destroyed and plants are now pollinated by hand, at a cost of an estimated $3 billion a year, something which was being done for free by Nature.

And at the lowest level, it is all being pushed by greed. Companies such as Monsanto are allegedly the ones who are spear-heading the use of, and bringing out ever-increasing chemicals that reap huge profits for them, but at what cost?

Sure, the dinosaurs managed to exist for 135 million years, so we have a long way to go, but you get where I’m coming from.

So how can we give a helping hand to Nature? Simple. I plant flowers in my garden that encourage bees to browse. Those of you who havent got gardens, flowering plants can be grown in window-sill pots too.

The number of bees coming to visit your plants may be small, but remember, if we all do the same, things will help exponentially.

Remember….No bees, no plants…no plants, no animals…no animals, no more man…

Which plants should we grow? Here’s a small selection of easy-to-grow plants:

Aubrieta                                        

Marigolds (bees and butterflies)
Dahlias ( bees and butterflies)
Geraniums
Primrose
Sweet violet
Wallflower (bees)
Forget me not (bees)
Alliums (bees) 
Bluebells (bees)
Foxglove (bees)

About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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